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Foot-pumped Marshall & Wendell Upright Ampico
By Mike Walter

John Hupcey recently inquired if there were foot-pumped Ampico
player pianos.  I will respond that "yes" there were foot-pumped
Ampico pianos.  I did have for a short time a Marshall & Wendell
foot-pumped Ampico that came from the hills of South-Western New York
State.  It was a rural area that probably didn't have electricity until
the late teens.

I didn't have it for too long but, if my memory serves me correctly,
it had only one expression unit and crescendo for the treble side and
maybe a lever which followed the line on the bass side.  It was not
operating when I sold it and I don't know what happened to it.  It was
basically made for homes without electricity.  Sorry I can't give you
more information about it.

Best wishes,
Mike Walter

(Message sent Wed 16 Aug 2017, 03:29:50 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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